My Visit to WeChat and Why They Are Smarter Than Apple and Facebook (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Podcast 13)


In this class, I discuss my visit to the WeChat Open Class in Guangzhou. And why Allen Zhang and the WeChat team are doing so much better than Facebook and Apple.

You can listen here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya.

Allen Zhang’s video from the event is here.

Concepts for this class:

  • Pipelines vs. Platforms
  • Platform Types: Payment
  • Platform Types: Transactions and Social

Companies for this class:

  • WeChat
  • Tencent
  • Apple
  • Facebook


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One thought on “My Visit to WeChat and Why They Are Smarter Than Apple and Facebook (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Podcast 13)

  1. Frank Huang

    January 25, 2020 at 11:32am

    Allen in his video speech gives out his thoughts on how people’s life is shaped by information and the latest developments on wechat. Jeff gave comparisons between wechat and facebook. He has better opinions of wechat. However, I have to say as a social network platform, there is no big difference between wechat and facebook in terms of addictiveness, intrusion of privacy,bragging and showoff. Maybe Allen invented the wechat for people to get conneted and communicate, but his boss Tony Ma has different idea.

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